*Marc Sessler handled the five defining runs of Week 15. Here are the five throws that explain the week. *
Seriously, everyone is acting like it's a little too normal that Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two scores. The throw below was typical: He is not afraid to let it rip.
Second-year 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to fumble at an alarming rate. (The weather didn't help, but this is not a new problem.) Kaepernick also continues to throw darts at an alarming rate. He looks like a veteran, and it feels like San Francisco is saving up a lot of his plays as a runner for the playoffs. As Sessler might say, Alex Smith is wandering deep in the wilderness now.
Atlanta Falcons signal-caller Matt Ryan gets the last spot for a few reasons. This play highlights his terrific protection and just how easy Julio Jones can make the deep ball look. It also exposes the New York Giants' poor pass rush and sagging secondary, problems that don't appear to be going away.